Bake O'Clock: Pretzel Toffee Chocolate Bark!

By Lyndsay Sung of Coco Cake

Gosh making bark is wonderfully easy. I love the look of it too - all avant-garde shards and shapes! Modern art for your mouth! Plus your ingredients can be anything you darn well feel like sprinkling in. I made two types of bark, dark chocolate with pretzel bits and toffee bits, and milk chocolate with pretzel bits and peanut butter chips. Honestly, the world is your oyster with chocolate bark mix-ins (although I wouldn't recommend seafood)! Go nuts (nuts are good). This bark is so great for holiday gifting, too - place some lovely pieces into a little bag, tape it up or tie it with a bow and voila, a delicious edible gift.

You will need a double boiler or a glass bowl set on top of a pot with low-boiling water to nicely melt your chocolate without charring it. I guess you could use your microwave too - sorry, I don't have one so I am not sure how you'd go about zapping chocolate but I bet it's only a google away! You will also need a parchment paper-covered large baking sheet.



4 cups of dark or milk chocolate (I used Lindt couverture chocolate, but any nice chocolate will work!)
1 cup of pretzel bits, crushed into pieces (I used my hands to crush them like a female wrestler)
1/4 cup (or more, to taste) of toffee bits (I used Hershey's Skor bits, which I believe is called Heath, in America)

Make it!

1. Melt the chocolate until smooth and beautiful.
2. Pour onto parchment papered large baking sheet. Spread with spatula to even it out on pan.
3. Sprinkle pretzels and toffee bits all over it!
4. Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes until set, or in the fridge for 1 hour.
5. Remove from freezer and chop with a knife or break up into pieces with clean hands!

Note: Keep pieces refrigerated until serving time. If giving as a gift, make sure to let the giftee know to keep the bark in the fridge!

I told you this was going to be easy!! Enjoy your bark, and let me know what other types of crazy bark creations you're making!

xo Lyndsay

Jan Halvarson


Hannah said...

This looks so delicious! I have never had bark, but it looks like the perfect project for me today.

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Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

I have got to try this, I have heard it is amazing with a pinch of sea salt in it too.

cafenoHut said...

This looks very yummy. I wish I had not been on the diet:(

ally said...

We made it with white chocolate and crushed candy canes - the kids loved it

LR said...

i will definitely try making this today. what a great little gift

Genevieve said...

I made some burnt butter bars that didn't work last night but I saved the tasty/messy bits. I think they would be great in place of the Skor bar! Thanks for the idea!

lindsey.paytes said...

A great chocolate bark combo is white chocolate, pistachios and dried cranberries. Very pretty for Christmas. As seen on Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten.

lyndsay said...

@Hannah, thank you! So easy, you will be pleased with yourself! (and your tatsebuds might be too!)

@sdre - thank you, and also i have no idea what you are talking about!

@Belinda - sea salt always adds greatness! i used salted pretzels so i was worried about too much salt, but you do still get a salt crunch from the pretzels which is nice!!

@cafenoHut, never mind the diet, silly! you can always walk it off.

@ally, i bought white chocolate too but haven't made bark with it yet - crushed canes sounds perfect and the colour combo so wintery! thanks!

@LR - go for it!! let me know how it turns out!

@Genevieve, love the attitude - reduce, reuse, re-distribute your burnt butter bars into bark!!

@lindsey, yes that combo sounds divine - and i love Ina! i can hear her theme music right now in my head... ^__^

kickpleat said...

I always make bark with fruit and nuts and candied ginger - but never pretzels - which is insane since I LOVE salty/sweet!!! Smart thinking lady!! Happy holidays :)

helen @ thelovecatsINC said...

that looks amazing, i've never had it before but would definitely try it.

also, just wanted to say that i love your blog and will definitely be keeping up with future posts!

from, helen @ thelovecatsINC

lyndsay said...

@kickpleat, jeannette - yes!! salty sweet forev-ah!! xo

@helen, thank you!! ^__^